What is academic research?

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education.   I can’t turn water into wine, but these short blog posts are intended to help you to understand the field of theological studies and hone your technical skills in critical thinking, research and writing. This post introduces you …

The constructive task of theology

Welcome to The Theology Whisperer, a series of short blog posts on theology and theological education. In previous posts I outlined the descriptive and critical tasks of theology; in this post (and the next), I want to look at theology’s constructive task. By this I mean theological work characterised not only by good biblical interpretation …

Peacemaking through preaching

By Rod Benson Good preaching positively unsettles us. It inspires wonder in God’s character and ways. It draws adoring worship from bruised, parched and self-absorbed souls. It encourages new thoughts. Good preaching is a light in the dark. It challenges the status quo, instills vision and prompts reform. It uncovers common ground and builds bridges. …

Published articles

A selection of my published articles and conference papers “Reverent intimacy: George Henry Morling’s approach to teaching the doctrine of God,” paper presented to Postgraduate Research Seminar, Morling College, 18 Sep 2017. “The Quest for Serenity and union with Christ,” The Baptist Recorder 136, Feb 2017, pp. 1-7. “George Henry Morling and the ordo salutis,” …